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High-power disk lasers: a video interview with Rüdiger Brockmann

With a 10 kW output, the disk laser offers numerous advantages due to its unique geometry. Rüdiger Brockmann explains how it works and what it can do. 
13 February 2008, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3200802.0001

Rüdiger Brockmann, product management engineer for TRUMPF Laser GmBH in Schrambrg, Germany, discusses TRUMPF's 10-kW disk laser.  The disk laser's geometry offers advantages for higher output and easier cooling,  and it is effective for welding a wide variety of materials.

Brockmann presented work from TRUMPF at SPIE Photonics West, held in San Jose, CA in January 2008. He was interviewed for SPIE Newsroom at the symposium.

Length: 4:00

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